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Customer Stories: Superior Shed Turned Pottery Workshop


By Rosie Floyd - 29th August 2019

Our latest customer story comes from a customer based in Nottinghamshire who has transformed their Superior Shed into a fully functioning pottery workshop!

The exterior of this 3.6 x 3.0m Superior Shed


Our customer bought this Superior Shed with a view to turn it into a creative space for his wife, where she could work on creating bespoke and unique pottery and silverwork pieces for her online ceramics and jewellery business.

He opted for a shed that measures 3.6 x 3.0m (12 x 10ft) so that there was ample space for his wife to work inside, as well as room for her to display some of her completed pieces. To make sure that the shed met local planning regulations, it has an internal height of 1.85m.

A floor plan drawing of this Sikkens Stained Superior Shed


This Superior Shed, like all of our garden buildings, was designed by our in-house CAD engineers who drew the manufacturing plans to meet our customer’s requirements at our HQ in Narford, Norfolk. It was then hand-built to order by the team of skilled craftsmen and women inside our factory, also located at our HQ. To get the building to our customer’s address, it was delivered and assembled by members of our expert installations team.

The exterior drawings of this large garden shed


In order to make the building suitable for use throughout the year, our customer has opted to line it inside with oak faced ply and added full insulation so his wife can comfortably use it in every season. He has also added one of our 900mm tall and 600mm deep oak faced ply workbenches so that she had a strong and sturdy work space to practise her craft. This Superior Shed has also had an electric pack added on as extra so it could be supplied with both lighting and power inside.

The Interior of our customer's beautiful pottery shed

To help make the building into their own, our customer has added a shelving unit that hosts a variety of her different ceramic pieces as well as additional shelving underneath the workbench where all of her supplies are kept. There is also a kiln in the corner which is used to turn her clay works into pottery masterpieces.

The features of our Security Pack on this Superior Shed

To add extra protection to the works that are stored inside, our customer has chosen to add a security pack to their building which consists of stainless steel bars mortised into the window frames, non-returnable security screws in the door hinges that are impossible to unscrew and a seven lever lock with a heavy-duty sliding bolt that is anti-sawing, anti-picking, anti-prising and anti-cropping.

Other features of this building include an apex roof covered in heavy-duty felt, smooth shiplap cladding treated with a Sikkens wood stain in the colour Walnut and five windows, two of which are opening.

If you’re looking for a work space for your business or a home for your hobby, We at Crane Garden Buildings have a vast range of garden buildings that can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. If you would like to discuss your needs with one of our friendly advisors, please get in touch with us on 01760 444229.